Grilled Cheese Month: Bottoms up!
Relentlessly covering the gooiest beat in town, we offer a few more events for National Grilled Cheese Month.
Cheese & Beer, Part 1: Every Sunday night during April, Andrew Steiner of Andrew's Cheese Shop hosts Grilled Cheese and Beer Nightat his shop. It's a casual affair with guests gathering around a communal table to try six or seven different sandwiches each paired with a different microbrew. Cost is $35 per person. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. and usually sell out well in advance. Andrew's Cheese Shop, 728 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 393-3308, www.andrewscheese.com
Cheese & Beer, Part 2: Campanile, the patron saint of the L.A. grilled cheese scene with its grilled cheese Thursdays, is offering a specially priced dinner on Friday, April 17. "Cheese, Grilled - Beer, Chilled" ($25) features a flight of three grilled cheese sandwiches, each paired with a different beer: grilled cheese with burrata, fried chickpeas and harissa(Pilsner Urquell); Cuban grilled cheese with ham, sliced pork, Gruyere, pickles and mustard (Dobbelen IPA Tripel) and grilled cheese with braised lamb, feta, cherry tomatoes and mint yogurt (Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout). 624 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. (323) 938-1447, www.campanilerestaurant.com
Photo: Grilled cheese with sage and fontina cheese. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times. Credit: A glass of Shark Bite Red. Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times.